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Owensboro Convention Center to Open This Weekend [Schedule of Events]

The long anticipated Owensboro Convention Center is slated to open this weekend. Tonight, CMA award-winning artist Sara Evans will perform after a dinner gala. The grand opening doesn't stop there - from music performances to a huge big game party, the Owensboro Convention Center will host free entertainment all weekend

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Erin Grant
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A Look Back At The Ice Storm Of 2009

When I tell people about the ice storm, which took place this week date for date five years ago, I tell them it was unlike anything I've ever experienced before or since. I mean I can remember when I was in third grade and we missed so much school due to snow, we had Saturdays as make-up days. Snow is fun, but ice? Not so much.

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OPD Is Asking For Your Help In Recent Robberies

After two recent robbery calls, the Owensboro Police Department is asking for your help. The two (separate) incidents occurred on Friday, January 24th in the parking lot of Wesleyan Park Plaza. The first call came in at 1:00am and the second at 7:20pm.

Both cases involved a while male subject wearing a dark colored jacket who approached his victims as they went to their vehicles in the parking lot. Each victim reported being threatened with a weapon as the suspect demanded money. The suspect (s) were able to flee on foot after taking money.

The OPD want you to stay safe and offers these tips:

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Andy Brasher and Josh Merritt Perform ‘Crows & Buzzards’ Live at WBKR [VIDEO]

If these guys came in once a week, it sure wouldn't hurt MY feelings. But they have stuff to do just like the rest of us. And we're grateful that part of that "stuff" that Andy Brasher and Josh Merritt do is come in and perform.

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Chamber to Host Legislative Forum Saturday

With the legislative session under way, there are a lot of items on the agenda for area legislators.  If you would like to find out what they are working on, and ask questions, you have a chance this Saturday

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Malcolm Bryant’s Hotel Program Will Save Lives

Hotel soap. When you're through with it, do you throw it away? Me, too. Then, where does it go? Some hotels are starting to recycle your disposed soap.

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OPD Issues Update On January 20th Fatality

Fatality update via the Owensboro Police Department:

On Monday, January 20th, 2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Owensboro Police Department responded to an accident with injuries call on Highway 60 East in front of the OMU Elmer Smith station.

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Goodbye Limbs! – City Starts Collection

The end of the leaf picking up season is approaching and the city has decided to begin picking up limbs now. Good idea because I trimmed my crape myrtles three weeks ago and had to stash them alongside the house. If you have some you want to rid yourself of, here's the scoop.

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3rd Annual River City Festival of Films Set for March 1st at Owensboro Convention Center

In 2011, the first River City Festival of Films was held in an empty unit at Towne Square Mall and proved to be enough of a success that we now have a third one.

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OPD To Launch “Eye On Owensboro” Program

Technology has been credited for solving many crimes. Video footage is a big part of that success. Our Owensboro Police Department is introducing a great new partnership with you, the community, in efforts to help reduce crime and solve pending investigations.

Here's more information via the OPD:

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Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Members of the Year Honored

The 2014 Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Business Celebration was held last night at Riverpark Center. The dinner, the Chamber's largest annual event, gathers the members together for an evening of networking, celebration, and vision for the future.
Chamber Names Six Businesses as Members of the Year

More than 400 business members, leaders, and guests were present as the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce recognized six local businesses as the 2014 Business of the Year.

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Local Coach and Players Selected for National Team

I always enjoy seeing announcements of who makes it on national sports teams, especially teams representing the USA! Well, it seems that congratulations are in order for a local football coach for making it as part of USA Football’s U

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